User Reviews

Summer Games II is a great game to play with friends. shphhd (357) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Overall User Score (19 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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Home Computing Weekly (Sep 10, 1985)
My advice is simple, forget the rest, buy this package - you won't regret it.
Tilt (Sep, 1985)
Deuxième version de ce superbe jeu d'arcade qui avait déjà remporté, au début 85, le Tilt d'or pour son graphisme sensationnel. Epyx relève son propre défi, Summer Game II surpasse son prédécesseur.
Zzap! (Sep, 1985)
The sports simulation to end all sports simulations
64'er (Aug, 1985)
Summer Games II ist nicht etwa ein schlechter Abklatsch des ersten Summer Games, sondern ein sehr gelungener Nachfolger. Die Grafik wurde noch wesentlich besser als die von Summer Games I, und auch die Bewegungen der Akteure wurden realistischer dargestellt.
80 (UK) (Oct 26, 2007)
And the icing on the cake, for many, was the way Epyx even thoughtfully saved all your world records on the game disk. Booting up the game in preparation, it was a real trip to note there were still records dating back to 1989 on there - from friends I've long since lost touch with. The biggest surprise of all was finding out how little the game has aged in gameplay terms. Epyx were the kings of multi-sports games in the '80s, and it's debatable whether anyone has ever matched its feats.
Commodore User (Aug, 1985)
Ask any 64 gamer what, in their opinion, is the best sports simulation on the market and chances are they will say International Soccer. That opinion is going to change - Summer Games II must now take the gold.
IGN (Mar 17, 2009)
Summer Games II is part of the overall "Games" series of Epyx Commodore titles that also famously included classic hits like Winter Games and California Games. Its name recognition, pedigree and intact nostalgic value will make it a hit here on the Virtual Console for a select group of players who remember enjoying the original release on the C64 back in the '80s -- it even came it at #3 in a recent Retro channel article on the Top 10 Olympics Videogames, on the strength of those warm memories. So if you're a member of that audience, download away.
Happy Computer (Jul, 1985)
Beim Durchspielen ist mir eigentlich nur die Tatsache negativ aufgefallen, daß nie aktuelle Zwischenstände oder Zeiten angezeigt werden. Vor allem bei den leichtathletischen Disziplinen wäre es sehr interessant zu wissen, wer denn momentan eigentlich mit welcher Leistung vorne liegt. Ansonsten gibt es nur Grund zur Freude. Summer Games II ist die erhofft starke Fortsetzung des Bestsellers von 1984 und nicht nur für eingefleischte Sportspieler ein „Muß“.